Archive for the ‘Preparation’ Category

Vegas Bars…

June 24, 2009

Through a Mr Murr who has recently been to Vegas, he recommends a couple of bars to visit while we are out there…

Voodoo Lounge at The Rio

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and

Ghost Bar at Palms

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Might just well be worth a visit if we havent blown all our money by then.

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one…more…day…

June 24, 2009

Tooooo excited today for words. dance like snoop dooogggg

Come in Rubber Duck…

June 24, 2009

Our route across America will be updated right here on the blog everyday we move,  so anyone bothered can get even more jealous.

Danny’s dad has posted a map of america up over his desk so he can see where we are each day, and radio us in any smokeys in the area in case we need to get outta dodge.

Actually we are driving quite close to Dodge City, might pay a visit and then speed out of it very quickily.

previously on LOST

god it's a long way

Heatwave!

June 24, 2009

burn baby burnLatest weather update…..and looks like its getting even hotter!

Have added some links below now, so we can check the weather in each place before we get there easier.

Gotta pack plenty of beer, oh and water too.

Chicago…………………………….23°C / 73°F – 28°C / 82°F – Now 33°C
Springfield, Illinois……………..28°C / 82°F – 33°C / 91°F – Now 34°C
St Louis…………………………….29°C / 84°F – 33°C / 91F – Now 36°C
Springfield, Missouri…………..28°C / 82°F – 33°C / 91F – Now 32°C
Tulsa/Broken Arrow……………32°C / 90°F – 35°C / 95F – Now 37°C
Amarillo……………………………32°C / 90°F – 34°C / 93F – Now 32°C
Santa Fe……………………………21°C / 70°F – 24°C / 75°F – Now 25°C
Albuquerque……………………..26°C / 79°F – 29°C / 84°F – Now 26°C
Holbrook…………………………..26°C / 79°F – 29°C / 84°F – Now 32°C
Flagstaff…………………………….22°C / 72°F – 21°C / 70°F – Now 26°C
Las Vegas…………………………..22°C / 72°F – 35°C / 95F – Now 37°C
Santa Monica………………………20°C / 68°F – 19°C / 66°F – Now 19°C

1 day, 22 hrs, 40 mins

June 23, 2009

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

WE’RE OFF THIS THURSDAY LADS! – only few days to go.

Am a tad excited now.

2 days, 21 hrs, 28 mins

June 22, 2009

legendahhhahahhahhhhhhhh. We are off to Chicago this week!

We watched ‘Love Actually’ last night. Mainly to perfect the overly posh Hugh Grant accent and mumblings. Raising the eyebrows lots, saying things like ‘bugger’ and ‘terrific’ seem to work. And just being english. Game on.

If it happens even remotely like this it WILL be ruddy christmas I can tell yer!

4 of you, one of me? - Pimms O'clock!

Practice for next week…

June 19, 2009

Right got a lot of movie knowledge under my belt now, to know what to expect from the american roads, and dodgy locals.

Now in 4 hours time, I’m going to get some practical preparation in.

I’m off out in Milton Keynes for a (Reunion) Stag Do! – Must practice drinking lots of beer and staggering back to a hotel room, will need practice in that for most nights in America.

In fact it will involve a lot of Guinness drinking games (might have the odd bottle of Bud to keep it american). Maybe some strippers to keep it Vegas?

Ok the whole thing is a very tenuous link, but bloody good in practice.

heads or tails?

Transformers 2!

June 17, 2009

doufffffffDouuuff. We have booked IMAX cinema tickets to see Transformers 2 on June 26th…..IN Chicago!!!!!

The imax is just down the road from our hotel too, so we will land, get up next day and stroll in for an afternoon of american people whoopin and shouting at cgi. Should be fun.

Then time to hit some tourist attractions and bars!

Dude where’s my car?

June 16, 2009

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Typical.

Just rang up Virgin since it seems there is no information in our holiday pack about car hire. Turns out we DO need a car voucher, which they haven’t included.

And since we are off next week, they are gonna leave it at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3, at the Virgin Desk.

Glad we are checking this information, they seem to be cocking it up a lot. Bound to give us a car that needs diesel, not tell us and we will end up in the middle of the desert, broken down and having to eat snakes for a week to survive. We might be on a channel 4 documentary! cool.

Route 66 information

June 15, 2009

We got the Virgin Route 66 travel pack through this weekend.

Not bad really, we have various road maps of America and a self prepared booklet showing all our specific hotels and various places to visit along our route. Looking good. Plus suggestions for wandering off the beaten track.

I like the way it says, ‘there may be various places where you cannot get hold of alcohol such as beer, so may be advised to stock up on it’. Good plan.

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